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N is writing a couple of articles about the music associated with the World Cup. She's going back to SA for a couple of weeks towards the end of the Cup, but will be avoiding the stadiums at all costs.

 

It will be quite interesting to be in Buenos Aires for the first week of the Cup, with a bunch of doctors from all over Latin America and several colleagues from England.

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It will be quite interesting to be in Buenos Aires for the first week of the Cup, with a bunch of doctors from all over Latin America and several colleagues from England.

Just avoid the M words. (Maradona, Malvinas.)

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duke has won too many titles to be england, but only an american would think that the rest of the world roots against france as they do against england (and as non-duke people root against duke). france was in fact a very popular team in the 80s (the last time they were great pre-zidane). schadenfreude at england's inevitable demise (or even better, at their occasional failure to qualify) is only slightly below the happiness at your team winning.

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duke has won too many titles to be england, but only an american would think that the rest of the world roots against france as they do against england (and as non-duke people root against duke). france was in fact a very popular team in the 80s (the last time they were great pre-zidane). schadenfreude at england's inevitable demise (or even better, at their occasional failure to qualify) is only slightly below the happiness at your team winning.

so which is your team?

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also

 

13. HOLLAND

 

From a land of free spirits comes a team who will never be able to completely let slip of the long-hair hippie image their greatest sides exuded. They’re not in the list of never-wons, but they’re not quite among the all-time greats either, as they’ve fallen victim to a) some of the greatest performances ever, b) some gut-wrenching choke jobs and c) some horrible injuries to players who could have been all-time greats. Still, this is a widely admired team, respected for the way they play the game and their amazing fans.

 

um, actually holland are in the list of never-wons....

 

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29. SPAIN

 

 

After decades of torturing their fans with mind-boggling losses and historical disappointments, they finally got their shit together last time out and brought home a trophy. All the tortured ghosts are now banished. They still basically have that same side together and had another dominant regular season. What now? Can they keep it going? Will the removal of their back-monkey set them forever free, or was it a blip, with more harrowing failure waiting around the corner? We're gonna find out, starting now. La maldición ha sido invertida!

 

actually, it was italy who won the last world cup. spain have never won it.

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um, actually holland are in the list of never-wons....

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actually, it was italy who won the last world cup. spain have never won it.

 

He's talking about the UEFA Euro cup wins, you typically ignorant, provincial Midwesterner.

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